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Old 10-20-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ditta&Sons View Post
Used up? No. Beneficial to root growth and nutrient storage? Yes.
When did you apply your fall fertilizer? And what were the NPK numbers?
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The timing of the root growth and storage fore winter does not happen on a calendar,,, it happens with seasons that include adequate moisture and never happens with drought...

None of our soils have benefitted from adding P to lawns... in fact most of my lawns are on water and P is actually outlawed... I applied 23-0-6 earlier in the season once the heat of Summer was over, as well as Milorganite in some cases with the 1 pound of N/k goal in mind... our rain supply was rather weak again this season so I didn't get opportunity to add more and now it is too late anyways...
The ol' wives' tales about NPK being utilized under the snow and that rapid greenup in the Spring with lots of NPK being a good thing,,, is quickly coming into focus as being false...
So when you think you're doing the right thing it is always best to look a little closer at your cultural practices...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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